Swiss financial services outfit SIX rolls for Red Hat

Linux has always done well in the server room.

As we know, Linux is particularly good at uptime, running multiple processes at once and configuration changes can be executed while systems are live and running. Linux is also eminently controllable and so well suited to the management backend… the list goes on and it’s a long one.

Swiss Red Hat

News this week then sees open source behemoth Red Hat confirm its work with Swiss financial services provider SIX. The numerically named organisation has deployed Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the primary operating system supporting its IT infrastructure.

Part of a modernisation programme, SIX will run a DevOps strategy supported here by Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.

SIX operates an infrastructure for the Swiss financial sector and provides financial services for businesses around the world. The organisation is aiming to use new application architectures such as microservices and containers, to optimise its use of private cloud technologies.

According to Red Hat’s Switzerland country manager Léonard Bodmer, “Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is Red Hat’s enterprise-grade Kubernetes container application platform. It enables organisations like SIX to build, manage and scale cloud-native applications alongside legacy applications across hybrid and multi-cloud environments, in a stable, reliable and secure manner. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform provides tools and processes to support DevOps, including automated provisioning, management and scaling of applications.”

JBoss usage

SIX has also selected Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform as its Java EE-based application runtime platform in order to deliver greater enterprise-grade security, performance and scalability across its environments.

By using Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a standard operating system backbone for all of its infrastructure, SIX says it expects to gain performance benefits whilst simultaneously helping to streamline administrative work — SIX will also use Red Hat Satellite as its management console to oversee its Red Hat Enterprise Linux footprint.

< class="wp-caption-text">Image credit: SIX